- Her efforts were once called a “publicity” stunt by a professor online
- She posted updates on Twitter about her fundraising campaign
Angel Locsin still continues to do her charitable work for frontliners who are combating the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country despite criticisms.
Angel was once questioned by a professor who claimed she is merely an overpaid actress who is only doing charity work for publicity.
In her latest Tweets, Angel shared with her followers the progress of her charity work.
Based on her post, Angel is seeking to help overcrowded hospitals by sending tents as they have requested. Her campaign also plans to reach out other parts of the country and not just in Luzon.
“#UniTENTweStandPH Campaign to help solve overcrowding in hospitals. To help stop the spread of the corona virus disease (COVID-19) and due to the overcrowding in public and private hospitals, we are launching a fund-raising campaign here in gogetfunding.com to help set up additional tents for patients. The objective is to accommodate more patients who need immediate treatments while also prioritizing the safety of our health workers.”
#UniTENTweStandPH Campaign to help solve overcrowding in hospitals
To help stop the spread of the corona virus disease (COVID-19) and due to the overcrowding in public and private hospitals, we are launching a… https://t.co/FUs3CnBAF1
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) March 25, 2020
“As of now, we are targeting to set up at least 2 tents (12×24 meters) in seven hospitals which recently requested for our help:
1. South City Hospital and Medical Center (Daang Hari, Bacoor City)
2. Las Piñas Doctors Hospital
3. Las Piñas City Medical Center
4. St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Medical Center (Sto. Tomas, Batangas)
5. UniHealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center
6. Binakayan Hospital and Medical Center (Kawit, Cavite)
7. PNP Hospital
“Each tent would cost around Php50,000 as per our experience when we set up tents at the Taguig Pateros District Hospital.
“If this campaign will be a success, we are hoping to reach other hospitals in Luzon and eventually in other parts of the country.
“I have avoided asking for financial donations but for now, it is best that we gather more resources and funding to be able to widen the reach, service, and sustainability of this project. I would appreciate anything you can offer for this cause to help our fellow Filipinos survive this difficult time.
Thank you so much in advance,” Angel wrote.
The actress also helps medical workers who are asking for additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits in their hospitals.
She retweeted a netizen’s plea for more PPEs for Quirino Memorial Medical Center. “Hello sa lahat ng may fundraising for PPE’s na naghahanap ng matutulungan and also to @DOHgovph”
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) April 1, 2020
In her next Tweet, Angel then shared, “Sa ngayon,may eleven hospitals total of 22 hospital tents na po tayong naipapatayo nang dahil sa donasyon at malasakit po ninyo. 38 more hospitals to go (as of April 1) Muli, maraming maraming salamat po!”
Sa ngayon, may eleven hospitals, total of 22 hospital tents na po tayong naipapatayo nang dahil sa donasyon at malasakit po ninyo. 38 more hospitals to go (as of April 1)❤️ Muli, maraming maraming salamat po!
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) April 1, 2020
The actress added, “We would also like to thank @UTC_CCS for donating 8 air conditioning units to “#UniTENTweStandPH that will go with the tents to be donated to the Lung Center of the Philippines and PGH. Mabuhay po kayo at Maraming Salamat!”
We would also like to thank @UTC_CCS for donating 8 air conditioning units to #UniTENTweStandPH that will go with the tents to be donated to the Lung Center of the Philippines and PGH ❤️ Mabuhay po kayo at Maraming… https://t.co/3aXtwhe68j
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) March 31, 2020
Angel has been working tirelessly for the front liners since the start of the enhanced community quarantine due to the COVID-19 crisis.
She has also helped the Taguig LGU in building sleeping quarters near hospitals and facilities for frontline health workers so that they’ll have an accessible resting area. She has also helped secure PPEs for the frontliners.
Her fundraising campaign called #UniTENTweStandPH aiming to provide additional space for patients has already generated 1 million pesos. It is also supported by her fiancé Neil Arce and her fellow actress Dimples Romana.
On Tuesday, Angel has donated another batch of tents to various hospitals, namely the Philippine General Hospital, the Lung Center of the Philippines, the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, and the Metropolitan Medical Center.